joke time

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  1. Chester Hill

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    Stuart and Ted are from Australia.

    I am from Missouri.

    So obviously I am more qualified to comment on boomerangs.

    Chester Hill
     
  2. Brassman64

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    Boomerang Demo.
     
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  3. J. Jericho

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  4. Chester Hill

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    People apparently don't remember the proper protocol for responding to my posts.

    Whatever I post, the proper response is always,
    "Yes, Chester. You are always right."

    Or, to save keystrokes, you may respond with,
    "Yes, m'lord."

    Chester Hill, benevolent despot
     
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  5. Chester Hill

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    Now if I can just get my wife to address me that way.

    Her usual "FU" doesn't even come close to "Yes, m'lord".

    Chester Hill
     
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  6. Sethoflagos

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    The in-laws wanted me to adopt the name Igwe Chukwuemeka Something-or-other, which is a similar sort of chieftancy title.

    I'm not a great fan of hyperbole, and horrified them by suggesting Nwanjo Osuagwu, which is a little less overblown and loosely translates, I believe, as 'evil child outcast shrine-slave of the cow god'.

    My mother-in-law, who doesn't share any mutually intelligible language with me, and is therefore the least corrupted by western influence, was the only one who appreciated the irony, and thought it was hilarious.
     
  7. LaTrompeta

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    It's impressive that you can fit so much meaning into so few of words.
     
  8. Sethoflagos

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    Not so much with compound words:

    nwa = baby, child
    njo = ugly, evil
    osu = outcast, slave
    agwu = traditional deity

    Plus there's a bunch of metaphorical and contextual implication. In reality, Nwanjo implies 'my beautiful children have died: at least grant me one ugly child that lives'. Every word tells a story in some of these ancient languages.
     
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  9. LaTrompeta

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    Very cool. Would you mind telling me what language/dialect it is?
     
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  10. BigDub

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    Or, go west Chester
     

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